William Cowper Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old william cowper quotes, william cowper sayings, and william cowper proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Tea- the cups that cheer but not inebriate.      

William Cowper

Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.     

William Cowper

Grief is itself a medicine.     

William Cowper

Spring hangs her infant blossoms on the trees, Rock'd in the cradle of the western breeze.     

William Cowper

Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.     

William Cowper

Meditation here may think down hours to moments. Here the heart may give a useful lesson to the head and learning wiser grow without his books.     

William Cowper

How much a dunce that has been sent to roam, excels a dunce that has been kept at home.     

William Cowper

Gardening imparts an organic perspective on the passage of time.     

William Cowper

Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.     

William Cowper

The Cross! There, and there only though the deist rave, and the atheist, if Earth bears so base a slave; There and there only, is the power to save.     

William Cowper

Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.     

William Cowper

The bird that flutters least is longest on the wing.     

William Cowper

God made the country, and man made the town.     

William Cowper

Scenes must be beautiful which daily view'd. Please daily, and whose novelty survives .Long knowledge and the scrutiny of years.     

William Cowper

Nor rural sights alone, but rural sounds, exhilirate the spirit, and restore the tone of languid nature.     

William Cowper

No one was ever scolded out of their sins.     

William Cowper

No man can be a patriot on an empty stomach.     

William Cowper

The innocent seldom find an uncomfortable pillow.     

William Cowper

Beware of desperate steps; the darkest day, lived till tomorrow, will have passed away.     

William Cowper

Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.     

William Cowper

There is a bird who by his coat, And by the hoarseness of his note, Might be supposed a crow.     

William Cowper

And the tear that is wiped with a little address, May be follow'd perhaps by a smile.     

William Cowper

Absence of proof is not proof of absence.     

William Cowper

Absence from whom we love is worse than death.     

William Cowper

Pleasure is labour too, and tires as much.     

William Cowper

The innocent seldom find an uncomfortable pillow.     

William Cowper

Ceremony leads her bigots forth, prepared to fight for shadows of no worth. While truths, on which eternal things depend, can hardly find a single.     

William Cowper

A fretful temper will divide the closest knot that may be tied, by ceaseless sharp corrosion; a temper passionate and fierce may suddenly your joys disperse at one immense explosion.     

William Cowper

It is a general rule of Judgment, that a mischief should rather be admitted than an inconvenience.     

William Cowper

Remorse, the fatal egg that pleasure laid.     

William Cowper